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Solutions To The Spherical Wave Equation

  1. Sep 18, 2013 #1
    If the solution to the electric part of the spherical wave equations is:

    E(r, t) = ( A/r)exp{i(k.r-ωt)

    What happens when t=0 and the waves originates at the origin, i.e. r=0 ... which I assume can't be right as you of course cannot divide by zero.

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 18, 2013 #2
    Hint: what happens if you take the limit towards zero of r and take t=0?
  4. Sep 18, 2013 #3
    Te exponential approaches 1 and you have A/r, the same problem? Can you just tell me I'm running out of time here!
  5. Sep 18, 2013 #4
    I can't PF rules won't let me.
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